Avoidance is the cause of so much grief for me. I'll skip class for weeks because I can't face the chance that the teacher will mention my absence.
think the distinction between SA and AVPD is that social anxiety is more in-the-moment, a reaction to a situation, and avoidance is more like a "this-might-happen-so-lets-just-not-do-anything" sort of situation, where I'll write things off or plan future behaviour based on my extreme fear of being in a negative situation
God, I don't know. It's really hard to distinguish with words, but i think the relationship between APVD-SA is like depression-SA...they are intertwined and feed off each other but i don't think they are one and the same.